had died. his sister said he had just arrived here and had no enemies. >> basically somebody just cut the wrong thing, got it confused him, they didn't know him, he's not from out here. and they take him, he's not from out here, nobody out here knows him. >> family and friends identified him as laviel williams, he was visiting from weed, california and only arrived a week ago, four days before his birthday. >> i seen him, five minutes before this happened. he coming to check up on me, to make sure i was okay. because there was some stuff going on by my house. >> reporter: by daybreak, search and rescue teams look for evidence, neighbors say though the area is mostly quiet, the apartment had been shot at before, and the family tried to move, but couldn't. a gun buy-back was being planned for later this month. now residents are shaken, a newcomer gunned down. >> he hasn't even bet here. and i, i did see him the night before last. and you know, very polite. he was very polite to me.